Sanjeev Kumar – The Superactor

Very few in the Hindi cinema would disagree with my observation that Sanjeev Kumar or Haribhai Jariwala was a superactor.. if we have had superstars and superheroes why not superactors too.. and he would be sitting in the front row with the likes of Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sahni.. I would have also considered Prithvi Raj Kapoor in the same league.. Contrary to my belief that I would not find many songs picturised on the superactor.. I had to leave out a few from consideration.. of course I kept two songs each from two of his super films Aandhi and Khilona.. and I could not add a song from Anubhav, Uljhan and many a films.. it is OK.. the aim is not be encyclopedic.. it is to present the theme in as best a manner as possible and possibly without a bias.. It is hoped that the set of 16 songs for this Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane would be loved by one and all.. I shall present the Hindi listing soon.. One song in particular was very close to my heart as a young boy.. little did I know it then that the song was picturised on him.. the song is ‘Apne Liye Jiye to Kyaa Jiye.. from little known film Baadal..

Abhaya Sharma: Dedications to the Sanjeev Kumar sequel include Ajay Yadav, Ajay Sharma and Pini Kapoor (representative from KV AFS Agra for this particular post ).. I particularly love the song Oh Re Taal Mile Nadi Ke Jal mei from the film Anokhi Raat and dedicate it to one of my closest school friend Ajay Yadav.. (visit the new page Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, JNU Campus, New Delhi)
I have just discovered that it is the birthday of dear Ashutosh Bhardwaj.. he has definitely been one of the most exceptional among the recently added several friends from Kendriya Viadyalaya No. 1 Air Force Station, Agra.. I dedicate another personal favorite from the list Apne Liye Jiye to kyaa jiye to him.. on his birthday..
Abhaya Sharma July 10 2017

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